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Knocked to ground by thief in central Arkansas Wal-Mart, 85-year-old woman tells police

By Kally Patz

This article was published September 22, 2017 at 12:08 p.m.


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Authorities say an 85-year-old woman was knocked to the ground during a theft at a central Arkansas Wal-Mart on Monday.

The woman told officers it happened around 10:25 a.m. at a store on Interstate 30 in Benton. According to a report from Benton police, a man pulled her purse from a grocery basket, knocking the basket over and pushing the woman to the ground.

Wal-Mart staff said they saw a black male wearing a red shirt and blue jeans run from the store and get into a gray Chevrolet pickup, according to the report.

Later that day, the vehicle’s owner told officers she had been returning headphones at the store with some friends, when one friend ran out of the store with the stolen purse.

She said the boy, who was wearing a red shirt and blue pants, was between 12 and 15 years old. She told officers that she had dropped him off at a residence on Baseline Road in Little Rock earlier that day, though she did not give an exact address, the report said.

As of Friday afternoon, Benton police said, no arrests had been made.

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DoubleBlind says... September 22, 2017 at 12:44 p.m.

The getaway vehicle's owner is lying sack of... The police should absolutely be able to hold someone like that until she reveals the actual address of where he was dropped. And if he's not apprehended there, they should be able to hold her until he is apprehended. She is clearly an accessory.

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FireEyes says... September 22, 2017 at 2:44 p.m.

Agreed DoubleBlind.

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JPRoland says... September 22, 2017 at 2:47 p.m.

Well, would you mind taking us to the house where the little perp lives ma'am?

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0boxerssuddenlinknet says... September 22, 2017 at 3:06 p.m.

excuse me... she knows exactly where the robber lives.... arrest her as an accomplice !

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LR1955 says... September 22, 2017 at 3:50 p.m.

Lowlifes preying on the elderly make me sick.

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Winfield says... September 22, 2017 at 7:52 p.m.

Obama's goal of creating diversity has brought the scummy thugs to Benton.

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